”Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) is taken back free of charge on a one-for one, like-for-like basis. Waste batteries including rechargeable batteries are taken back free of charge. You are not obliged to make any purchase when returning old batteries. Each local authority must also accept household WEEE and small batteries free of charge at its recycling facilities. All WEEE and waste batteries must be recycled and should not be placed in any of your household wheelie bins. Make sure you always recycle all your old electrical goods and batteries. ”
What products can I recycle for free?
You can return all kitchen appliances including fridges, washing machines, dishwashers, cookers etc as well as smaller items like kettles, toasters, blenders, remote controls, batteries or electric toothbrushes. Even your old bicycle lamps can be recycled!
Do I need to have made a purchase at Expert Ireland to recycle?
No. You can recycle any of the above items at our stores even if you have not made a purchase with us.
How do I return my old product to be recycled?
You can return your old product to any of our stores or warehouses. For store locations please see our stores locations and hours.
Will you collect my old product?
If you are getting a new product delivered we’ll take your old one back to be recycled. Please ensure your old appliance is disconnected, clean and ready for the driver at the time of delivery.
Do you take back used batteries?
Yes we do. In the Computers and Electrical department of every store you will find recycling bins for batteries. The batteries that we accept are AA, AAA, C or D and also the flat batteries that are found in watches and toys. Unfortunately we do not accept back any Industrial or car batteries.
How much will it cost?
There is no charge to return products to any of our stores or warehouses.
Why should I recycle through Expert Ireland?
We will ensure that your old product is disposed of correctly to reduce the potentially harmful effects caused on the environment and to conserve natural resources.
Further information can be found on weeeireland.ie
From 1st July 2014, the following EMC’s apply to some items of electrical equipment:
• Large refrigeration: €10.00 (side-by-side/ American style fridges)
• Smaller refrigeration: €5.00 (larder/two door/ under counter fridges, chest freezers above and below 150 litres)
• Large appliances: €5.00 (washing machines, dryers, cookers)
• Large T.V.’s: €5.00 (73+cm)
• Gas discharge lamps: €0.15 (All fluorescent lamps, CFL’s, sodium and metal halide lamps)
• LED light sources: €0.05 (LED Lamps & Luminaires, with the exception of LED household luminaires)